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WCC Women's Soccer NCAA First Round Recaps

Nov. 16, 2007

Portland - 5
Denver - 0

BOULDER, Colo. --- The Portland Pilots routed the Denver Pioneers by a 5-0 margin in the first round of the 2007 NCAA women's soccer playoffs on Friday afternoon before 841 fans at Prentup Field. The No. 2 seed Pilots outshot the Pioneers 29-6 for the match in a dominating effort.

Sophomore striker Kendra Chandhoke and senior midfielder Angie Woznuk notched first half goals, while freshman Sophie Schmidt added two second half goals to help Portland (16-3-0) advance. Michelle Enyeart added the final goal and contributed two assists. The win was the team's ninth consecutive and seventh by way of shutout.

Portland will move on and face the site host Colorado on Sunday at noon in a live television broadcast on Comcast SportsNet. The Buffaloes defeated visiting Hawaii 2-0 in their first round meeting earlier on Friday. A Pilots watch party is slated for OnDeck Sports Bar and Grill in Portland's Pearl District for fans wishing to see the match.

The Pilots controlled possession from start to finish and got on the board first in the 31st minute with a goal by Chandhoke off the bench. Enyeart slipped a through ball to Chandhoke who was one-v-one with Pioneers goalkeeper Mackenzie Snyder. Snyder came off her line to challenge and Chandhoke chipped her from the top of the box for the 1-0 lead and her ninth goal.

West Coast Conference Player of the Year Angie Woznuk doubled the margin late in the period after making a run into the penalty area, cutting back to the left post, and perfectly placing her shot to the upper right. It was Woznuk's eighth goal of the season and Enyeart was credited with her team leading 14th assist on the play. She is now tied for second in UP single-season history for assists, two shy of the record set by Shannon MacMillan in 1995.

Schmidt pushed her season goals scored total to six with a pair of second half strikes. The first came in the 60th minute on a long pass sent by WCC Freshman of the Year Keelin Winters over the defense. Schmidt's shot towards the left post went off the glove of Snyder and in for a 3-0 lead. She tacked on another in the 64th minute after Chandhoke's initial shot was tipped off the crossbar, and freshman Elli Reed sent the rebound back in to Schmidt for an uncontested header.

Enyeart capped the scoring in the 89th minute after weaving through the defense and finishing past Snyder for her ninth goal of the year.

Sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Davis logged a majority of minutes between the pipes and was substituted by freshman Hailee DeYoung in the closing minutes. The Pilot keepers were forced to make just two saves in the match. Snyder recorded eight saves for the Pioneers.

Denver nearly scored first midway through the first half when cross bounced around in front of the Pilots net and was not cleared. Denver's shot by Jenna Billingsley was headed for goal but cleared off the line by freshman defender Jessica Tsao.

During the Pilots' nine-match winning streak, the team has outscored opponents 29-1 with eight shutouts.

NOTES: Sunday's match will be aired live on Comcast SportsNet at noon (PST) and will be replayed four other times in the coming week: Sunday at 9 p.m., Monday at 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., and Friday at 3:30 p.m.

Oklahoma State - 2
San Diego - 1

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The ninth-ranked University of San Diego women's soccer team saw their season come to an end with a 2-1 loss to No. 19 Oklahoma State University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday evening at UCLA's Drake Stadium.

With the loss, the Toreros end their season with a 15-3-3 overall record. With the win the Cowgirls move to 14-5-3 overall and will advance on to face UCLA on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Toreros wasted no time scoring as in the 10th minute of action, senior midfielder Leigh Ann Robinson sent a lead pass to a streaking Jen Mello. Mello then hit a one-timer past the OSU goalkeeper and into the back of the net to give USD the early 1-0 advantage.

USD had another good scoring opportunity come in the first half, as the Toreros took a corner kick. The ball flew into a crowded goal box, where Ashley Kirk rose above all players and put a head on it. The ball was blocked, but fell inside the goal box. USD then committed a foul inside the box to end the scoring threat.

The Cowgirls then tied the match up in the 47th minute of action. Off a corner kick, Siera Strawser snuck a one-timer past USD's junior goalkeeper Brittany Cameron.

OSU then scored their second goal in the 85th minute of action. Yolanda Odenyo took a shot that was saved by Cameron, but the ball fell to the feet of Kasey Langdon, who was able to get the ball into the back of the net to give OSU a 2-1 win.

Cameron was saddled with the loss in goal for the Toreros as she allowed two goals and recorded three saves. Erin Stigler picked up the win in goal for the Cowgirls, allowing one goal and recording one save.

California - 2
Santa Clara - 0

STANFORD, Calif. - The 2007 Santa Clara women's soccer season was brought to a close Friday night as No. 16 SCU fell 2-0 to No. 16 Cal at Cagan Stadium in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. With the win, the Bears advance to the second round, while the Broncos finish the season at 12-6-3.

Neither team took a shot for the first 15 minutes of the game, though Santa Clara controlled most of the action. With about four minutes left in the first half, Courtney Lewis' header almost gave the Broncos the first point of the game, but the Bears goalkeeper Gina Pellegrini punched the ball over the cross bar to keep the score 0-0. However, just about a minute later, Nikki Schrey came off the bench for Cal to register the eventual game-winning goal as she received the ball from Katie Oakes and shot it from 15 years past Meagan McCray. It was Schrey's second goal of the season against the Broncos.

The battle continued in the second half as Santa Clara tried to knot the score. The Broncos first attempt at equalizing the score came when sophomore Kiki Bosio took a hard shot in the 56th minute that ended up in Pellegrini's hands.

The Bears continued to apply pressure on the Broncos defense and in the 72nd minute, Cal scored its second and final goal of the game as McKenna-Louise McKetty dribbled around the charging McCray and shot the ball inside the left post past a Bronco defender on the goal line.

Lewis once again tried to put Santa Clara on the scoreboard with SCU's final shot on goal in the 75th minute but the ball narrowly escaped the goal as it bounced off the right post.